Our Leaders

Pastors / Elders

Jim Pace

Jim has been on staff with NLCF since 1996. He and his wife Tracy have been married since 1995 and they have three kids: Noah, Seth, and Emma.

In 2002, he was ordained through Great Commission Association of Churches as a Pastor/Elder. Presently, he oversees NLCF’s campus congregation, teaches about 75% of the time, coaches several of the staff and student leaders, keeps an eye on the trajectory of the church overall, and maintains connections with churches or congregations that NLCF has planted (6 to date) and one network that NLCF helped start (Ecclesia). He is involved with Ecclesia, The Collegiate Church Network, as well as the BGAV. Additionally, he travels and speaks across the country.

Steve Englund

Steve has been a part of our team since 2015.  He currently serves with overseeing our Sunday gathering teams, events, helps with Sunday preaching, and leads a discipleship huddle and an Engage Group.


Wendy Chinn

Wendy was ordained as a volunteer pastor in 2018.  She currently leads a discipleship huddle, and engage group, helps with Sunday preaching, and loves to help overall wherever there’s a need.


Additional Roles:
Children’s Director – David Chinn
Sunday Support Teams (music, sound, video) –  Steve Englund